Carl Thomson

Interel taps up Thomson

2 February 2017

Interel has appointed The Whitehouse Consultancy’s second most senior lobbyist as a director in its London office.

Conservative councillor Carl Thomson makes the move after seven years at...

Tony Blair

Blairites branch out with own agencies

2 February 2017

Two prominent Labour-supporting lobbyists have moved to set up their own public affairs shops.

Kevin McKeever has quit his position as a partner at Portland to establish a new public...

Toby Orr

Portland loses Orr to DIT

26 January 2017

Portland has been hit by the resignation of one of its longest-serving partners as Toby Orr heads to the Department for International Trade.

Orr has been appointed as director of...

UK and EU flags

Why Brexit will fail without lobbying

23 November 2016

The image of Theresa May sitting in the bunker of No 10 with her close advisers surrounded by piles of papers working on a solution to Brexit is being allowed to take root.  But if the...


The lobbying battle over airport expansion isn't over yet

26 October 2016

The Heathrow-Gatwick battle has re-opened some old rivalries. Not just in politics, but in the world of spin and lobbying too.

Zac Goldsmith and the Liberal Democrats will now go head-to-...

West Ham payers celebrate

Public affairs is now a team sport

20 October 2016

What qualities make a great public affairs practitioner? It’s a standard interview question and one which I have often asked, but is there a secret ingredient?

This is the point at which...

Theresa May at Tory conference 2016

Looking forward to a 'bumper' party conference season

7 February 2017

In recent years, some lobbyists have left the autumn party conferences wondering whether it was worth the hassle.

In 2015, anyone entering the secure zone at Conservative conference in...

Stephen Pomeroy

Lunch with... Stephen Pomeroy

19 January 2017

I meet with Stephen Pomeroy just after his firm has acquired HardHat, merging it in with Remarkable Engagement, the public consultation and stakeholder communications team in the Remarkable Group...

Various lobbyists

2016 Stakeholder Awards: Full list of winners

23 December 2016

As usual, these highly prestigious awards were decided by a heavyweight one-strong judging panel comprised of the UK’s leading public affairs journalist....

The full list of the lucky (and...